Brother SE400 Vs SE425 Comparison

Brother SE400 Vs SE425 Comparison In Detail


Brother SE400 is one of the most affordable sewing and embroidery combo machine you can get in US. The reason why this machine became so popular is its versatility and quality of stitches. The selection of stitches and features available on SE400 is pretty impressive. A combination of excellent pricing, great features and quality stitches made this machine popular. One interesting thing is that, Brother also released another similar machine under the model number SE425. Now most people will be confused between Brother SE400 and SE425. Both are similar in features, so we will try our best to help you make a choice.

Brother SE400 Vs SE425 -Major Feature Differences

When you compare these two machines, the first thing you will notice is nothing. We are not joking, both machines are identical. The embroidery area (4"x4") is the same, sewing features are the same, embroidery features are also same. The difference is in the accessories you get.

The Extras You Get With Brother SE425

Both Brother SE400 and SE425 come with 70 built-in embroidery designs, but with SE425 you will get an extra 100 designs on a CD. Technically speaking, you can say that SE425 comes with 170 embroidery designs (70 on the machine and 100 on the CD). In addition to the CD, you will also get two other accessories which you won't get with SE400. You will get a Zig Zag foot and 4 bobbins with SE425. Apart from the above said things, everything else is the same.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother SE400Brother SE425
TypeSewing & Embroidery Combo MachineSewing & Embroidery Combo Machine
Max Embroidery Area4" x 4"4" x 4"
Built-in Stitches67 Sewing Stitches67 Sewing Stitches
Embroidery Hoop1 hoop, 4" x 4"1 hoop, 4" x 4"
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYesYes
Embroidery Speed400 Stitches/min400 Stitches/min
Speed Control SliderYesYes
Built-in Embroidery Designs7070 Plus 100 on CD
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Layout FunctionYesYes
Buttonhole Styles10 One-step10 One-step
Pattern Rotation1, 10, or 90 Degrees1, 10, or 90 Degrees
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
USB ConnectivityYesYes
Stitch SelectionLCD Touch DisplayLCD Touch Display
Embroidery CardYesYes
Adjustable Stitch Length & WidthYesYes
Built-in MemoryYesYes
Stitch Width7mm7mm
Stitch Length5mm5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYesYes
Built-in Monogramming FontYes 5Yes 5
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo
Drop FeedYesYes
Motor Power710 Stitches/min (For regular sewing)710 Stitches/min (For regular sewing)
On Board StorageYesYes
Work LightYes 1 LEDYes 1 LED
Feed Dog77
Included FeetButtonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Button Fitting foot, Embroidery footButtonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Button Fitting foot, Zig Zag foot, Embroidery foot
Machine Weight13.66 lbs13.66 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Automatic Thread CutterYesYes
On-screen Help TutorialsYesYes
Independent Bobbin Winding MotorYesYes

Editor comment

Whether you need the 100 embroidery designs on the CD that comes with Brother SE425 or not, answers the question. One point to note here is that, like SE425, Brother SE400 also has USB connectivity. Which means you can import the designs you want from the internet. That more or less evens out the difference between SE400 and SE425. Our point is, even if you miss out on a CD with SE400, you still can make up for it since you have USB connectivity option. 

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